(Closed) Adopt a dog??

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If this is a kill shelter or if there is a chance he could end up in a kill shelter I would adopt him.  What does your Fiance think?

ETA…maybe it’s serendipity.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

you could always just adopt him from the shelter and find him a new home yourself.  theres usually websites for your area to post adoptable dogs. that way he will either get a new home that will make you feel good or you will fall in love with him and keep him

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@awolfpaw:  I think having another animal round would help your cat if she is lonely. Even if the new dog is timid, he might get a lot less timid after a little time. Our dog moped around our apartment for almost a week when we got her (FI’s theory is she didn’t want to get attached to her new awesome life [she was a puppy mill breeder and then lived in a small cage outside at a rescue shelter]). After that she really perked up and now she is very playful (part of which is her breed). If you can afford the dog I would adopt him and see how it goes. If it doesn’t work out then offer him to a nonkill shelter and tell them you can foster him until he is adopted (which it sounds like you can do).

Post # 7
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Worker bee

I say go for it! He found you afterall =)

Is he neutered? That definitely saves you a bunch of money right there if he is. He will likely need his vaccinations restarted since you don’t have medical records (the shelter may have started them). Food, toys, supplies, crate, heartworm and flea/tick prevention…it adds up, but it’s not crazy. And he won’t need as many vaccines as an adult than he would if he was a puppy.

 Also, (I assume the shelter would have done this) did they scan for a microchip?

My SO and I have a dog, and he’s in his crate during the day when we’re at work, but we just make sure he gets lots of exercise when we’re home. When we go on trips we usually have friends or my parents watch him and our cat.

Just introduce him and the cat slowly, especially since the dog is timid. You don’t want to hit him with too much at once.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@awolfpaw:  My Fiance and I volunteer at the shelter in our town and we also foster dogs for the shelter…Have you thought about fostering him through the shelter? Basically you keep him and try to find him a home. That’s what we do….we go to adoption events in our local area to get the dogs on doggie death row adopted out! Talk to them about fostering! That way they are still responsible for all the vet care, etc. You mgiht have to take a class on volunterring and fostering first but most shelters love to get dogs in foster homes!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@awolfpaw:  Where are you located? Call around to rescue groups in your area and see if they will go pull him out of the shelter….Most shelters charge very very low fees to rescue groups. Our shelter we volunteer only charges 10.00 for a rescue group to pull a dog….but then again our adoption fees are only 100 so it might be a bit more where you are. Where are you located?

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@awolfpaw:  I’d adopt him pronto. I can’t say no in a situation like this. And as much as I love animals, it would be worth it to me to take $225 from my wedding fund to save this little guy’s life. (I just read an article today about a couple that postponed their dream wedding because their dog needed expensive surgery).

Another option: contact a rescue group and tell them if they pull the dog (usually rescues can pull for free) that you will foster the dog for them. Many rescues can’t always pull dogs from shetlers for lack of fosters. But if you volunteer, they might do it. Plus, they usually pay for any medical, etc. needed. Win/win!!
 

I’m assuming the shelter checked to see if the dog was microchipped?

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I’m a huge animal lover who’s adopted many doggies and kittens so my natural instinct is to tell you to adopt him. Keep in mind that while weddings are great and important, you’re dealing with a little life here and think of the joy he will bring to you, your Fiance and your kitty cat. It’s not like $225 is going to put an irreparable dent in your savings anyway. It’s an unexpected situation to be caught in, I know, but you will have done something so good and I’m almost sure you won’t regret taking him in. I never did with the animals I adopted. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think you definately should adopt him! 

 

And then post pictures of him in his new happy home! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Take the poor little guy! I think it was meant to be. I couldn’t imagine our life without our shelter pup. She is our baby and brings us so much happiness. : )

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Why don’t you just ask them to call you if he doesn’t get adopted before it’s “his turn” so to speak. Then you don’t have to worry about it! He may be 5, but small dogs usually have good luck getting adopted.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Adopt him!  He found you.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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